Guangzhou R&F boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst says he found his time with Manchester City valuable.
"Last year I spent five months with the City group and a lot of time in Manchester with Pep," Van Bronckhorst told Sky Sports News.
"He was very open. He talked about the training sessions, and I could watch and see everything and talk with his staff.
"Those are moments you can see him really in action, and he is a very special coach.
"Those months with him in Manchester, I could see a lot of things I didn't see before, and it helped to develop me as a coach.